It is FINISHED! After nearly four years it is actually FINISHED!! And I'm soooo happy with it!
Actually I can't say if I'm most happy with the quilt or the fact that it is FINISHED *lol* Happy dancing here!
And sending out a big thank-you hug to all the girls who participated in the swap! ...oh and most of the pictures are clickable :o)
It has been a long road from start to finish. My 10 sets of five blocks for the swap was stitched in April-June 2007, and the 50 swap blocks arrived here in mid-September the same year.
I had also made an extra block of my sets, so all in all there were 60 blocks laid out on the floor. I was on a roll at the time and it only took me a couple of days to get the center of the quilt top stitched together
and the log cabin blocks for the borders were stitched and attached by the beginning of October.
When Elin and I went to Lappemakeriet that same month I got the batting and quilting cotton - all ready to quilt!
I started out very well - a goal of quilting at least one thread a day got quite a large portion of the quilt done. I brought it with me everywhere to keep to my goal, so it is well traveled - even a trip to Elverum (picture snagged from May Britt's blog):
but for some reason it was put away in the cupboard. I pulled it out every now and then over the next couple of years, but I didn't really make much progress till I brought it with me on Christmas holiday 2010 when I finished quilting the last of the blocks and got started on the border. Coming home I decided it wasn't going back into the cupboard but was to live on the sofa till it was done
I was quite big mouthed when I posted this picture in February - because even though the quilt lived on the sofa, I didn't really work on it... so if Bernie hadn't gotten sick, it might still be there unfinished...
By lunch time today the last of my blocks were turned into a label and attached to the back.
Now all that is left is to give it a toss in the washing machine since there are some pencil markings here and there :o)
Hope everyone are having a great Sunday!Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida